We were invited out for a day's sailing with friends from Picton.
Cast-off was scheduled for 10AM so we (our 350 and buddy/wife in their Cayman) set sail from Ottawa and sadly had to take the 416/401 (freeway) most of the way. Still it is pretty green along the way, and the leaves were starting to get a touch of colour. We exited at hwy 49 and headed south onto the penninsula.
Picton is a pretty little town, daing back to the late 1700s/early 1800's and the United Empire Loyalists (those that migrated north when y'all left the family in 1776). Lots of old stone and brick homes in the area - great architecture.
The days sailing was great! This fellow (a long time "Mountie") built this 44' trimaran over 20yrs - well it and the barn to build it in! Lovely couple, weather was super with temp 22C or so, and light winds.
We didn't get back until about 7pm. We walked up into the village from the marina and had dinner at Currah's on the main street. Good food and local wines. Service was ... relaxed, but they did seem busy at the time.
We traversed the county in the dark to Sand Banks and stayed over night at a B&B (Van-Cottage - nice couple). We arrived after 10pm and were greated with drinks on the bluff overlooking the sand dunes and beach. Very nice place, great breakfast in the morning.
Part 2 to follow.